Art Lab

WKMA’s Art Lab is a hub for learning where students, makers, educators, and the public can connect, exchange knowledge and ideas, and hone their skills. Equipped with painting, drawing, printmaking, and clay studios; a darkroom; and digital and 3D labs, it’s a space where critical thinking is engaged, curiosity is sparked, and creativity flourishes. It’s a place for examining the rich diversity of our world through the lenses of art, craft, and technology.

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our resident artists

No visit to the Museum is complete without stopping by some of our studio spaces to chat with our talented team of working artists.

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All Upcoming Classes & Programs

October 2023

Lab 65

September 01, 2023 - October 16, 2023

Mondays 9/11-10/16 from 10am-12pm $15 non-members, $10 members (per session) (receive a discount when you register through COA - see description) Minimum 3 students. Maximum 12 students.  Art Lab lower level (Russell Road end)

Painting & Drawing

August 03, 2023 - October 17, 2023

Painting & Drawing    Physical demands: Ability to work at length with pencils, paint brushes, x-acto knives, rulers, etc. Classes may involve sitting or standing for long periods and wrist and shoulder mobility. Please contact us to discuss adjustments and modifications ...

November 2023


September 01, 2023 - November 02, 2023

Black & White Film Photography (w/ Nina Rizzo) 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, skip a week, 10/21, 10/26, 11/2 from 5:30pm-8:30pm $330 non-members, $315 members Interested in Black & White Film Photography?  Artist and educator Nina Rizzo will demonstrate how black and white photography can expand ...

Teen Lab

August 08, 2023 - November 14, 2023

TEEN LAB    Tuesdays 5:30pm-7:30pm $10-$20 suggested donation (No teen will be turned away due to lack of funds) Minimum 3 teens ...


August 08, 2023 - November 18, 2023

What is printmaking? Printmaking is a fine art reproductive process with many variations that use aspects of drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and even photography. It involves creating a unique image on a repeatable surface (matrix), then obtaining multiple identical impressions from that surface. All levels ...


August 31, 2023 - November 19, 2023

Textiles   Fundamentals of Needle Felting Thursday, 10/19/2023 4:30pm-6:30pm $45 Non-Members $40 Members Learn all about the basics of needle felting!

December 2023

Holiday Classes

August 11, 2023 - December 12, 2023

Holiday Classes   Scary Stickers Friday, October 20 5:00-7:00 PM Non-Members $30 Members $25 Minimum 2 people. Maximum 6 people. (Please register 1 week prior) Use our collection of stock Halloween illustrations and your imagination to design Scary Stickers. Participants will learn Photoshop basics to create their designs and can print up ...

Adobe Bootcamps

May 15, 2023 - December 13, 2023

ADOBE BOOTCAMPS Cost: $200 non-members, $185 members Location: Art Lab – Digital Lab Art Lab’s Adobe Bootcamp training sessions are intensive introductions to Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, After Effects or Premiere Pro, following the official Adobe Classroom in a Book training materials. The ...

Sculpture and Ceramics

September 01, 2023 - December 18, 2023

Sculpture and Ceramics   Clay Elf, Gnome, & Santa Heads Saturday, 11/18  from 10am-1pm $45 for Non-Members, $40 for Members Minimum 3 students. Maximum 10 students. Ages16-adult.  Learn ...

January 2024

Open Studios

August 03, 2023 - January 01, 2024

Open Studios   Studio session times include setup and cleanup, so users must plan accordingly. All participants must be trained on any equipment used and are responsible for their own expendable art supplies (clay available for purchase). To reserve a day slot, to ...

April 2024

Youth Art Classes

August 15, 2023 - April 18, 2024

Youth Art Classes   Tagline/purpose: Youth Art Classes provide fun one-off art experiences designed to teach children artistic skills and techniques    Spooky Tree Branch Paintings  Students will follow along with the instructor on how to create a ...

Homeschool Art Classes

August 14, 2023 - April 24, 2024

This series of youth art classes is designed to provide homeschooling students with affordable, quality, and fun arts education. Classes will meet once a week on Wednesdays from September through April. All classes can be taken individually but, when taken consecutively, ...

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